Chess: Vishy Anand ambushes Russia’s world No 4 to win in five minutes

Former world champion shocked Ian Nepomniachtchi in the online Nations Cup, where unbeaten China are in the lead and have secured a place in Sunday’s finalIndia’s former world champion Vishy Anand stole the show at this week’s online Nations Cup as the 50-year-old veteran caught the world No 4, Ian Nepomniachtchi, with home prep and won in 17 moves as checkmate was imminent. The unsuspecting Russian blitzed out his replies until it was too late, and the entire fifth-round game was over in just five minutes.Meanwhile, China remain the squad to beat in international team chess. Beijing’s elite players won both the open and women’s gold medals at the 190-nation Olympiad in 2018 and they have taken a clear lead in the online Nations Cup with grandmaster and computer move-by-move commentaries. Related: Garry Kasparov to take part in online Nations Cup chess tournament 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 g6 3 Nc3 d5 4 cxd5 Nxd5 5 Bd2 Bg7 6 e4 Nxc3 7 Bxc3 c5 8 d5 Bxc3+ 9 bxc3 Qd6 10 Qd2 0-0 11 f4 e6 12 Nf3 exd5 13 Bc4 Be6? 14 0-0 d4? 15 f5!! Bxc4 16 e5! Qd7 17 f6 1-0 Continue reading…

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